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When making real estate and facility decisions, cleantech companies need to make sure potential properties have appropriate facility infrastructure that supports their specific equipment and processes. Ensuring that a building can support the power, HVAC and specialty infrastructure is about speaking the right language and knowing what questions to ask.
T3’s new Silicon Valley office is off to a fantastic start! We are working on a number of exciting client projects and have cohosted several industry events including hosting over 400 innovation economy influencers at two Stanford football tailgates! Hundreds of meetings with VCs, CFOs, entrepreneurs and other service providers have started paying dividends immediately.
I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Nature of Biz show, hosted by Chrissy Coughlin. We had a great discussion about the state of the cleantech market and how T3 has carved out a very unique approach that’s been successful in helping cleantech companies both find the right real estate facility solutions as well as obtain significant amounts of state and federal incentives.
Technology companies continue to push the envelope in innovation when it comes to corporate campuses. Microsoft is one of the sustainability world’s best kept secrets. Darrell Smith, Sr. Operations Manager and unofficial “mayor” of the Redmond WA Microsoft campus was featured on a panel, “Breaking Down Silos for Energy Strategy at Microsoft: Challenges, Techniques and Successes.” Darrell has the luxury of economies of scale working in his favor – the largest contiguous corporate campus in the world (126 buildings, 15 Million SF) – or as Darrell likes to put it, a “medium size town”. Even in the state of Washington, which has some of the lowest electricity prices in the country (~$.0747/KwH) Microsoft is still able to find significant opportunities to save power and money and is doing so in a very strategic and thoughtful manner.
T3 attended two Cleantech industry events in Boston on April 29th. MassEcon's meeting was held at DLA Piper’s office in Boston, and the Mass High Tech’s Clean Energy Forum held at the Boston Seaport Hotel.
On Wednesday, April 13, I represented T3's CleanTech team at the New England Clean Energy Council’s Finance Series, where panelists from Northern Power, BlueWave Strategies and Groom Energy spoke about the challenges in financing renewable energy today.
T3 Advisors (David Bergeron, @d_bergeron and Rimi Chakraborty, @RimiChakra), along with Kleiner Perkins (David Wells) and Mintz Levin (Tom Burton) hosted an intimate evening with Boston-area cleantech executives to share thoughts on the market today, predictions for the future of energy (and of the Red Sox), and great food!
The T3 Team just returned from the annual off-site retreat, this year we ventured north to Stowe, VT and stayed at the Stowe Mountain Lodge.
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